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Man armed with note robs Winston-Salem bank

Posted on: 10:40 am, January 3, 2014, by , updated on: 04:53pm, January 3, 2014

Bank of America surveillance photo

Bank of America surveillance photo

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police are looking for a man who robbed a bank in Winston-Salem Friday morning.

Police responded to the Bank of America at 4001 University Parkway around 9:19 a.m., where they were told that a man approached a teller with a note demanding money.

The suspect was identified as 38-year-old Scott Jason Gericke.

Gericke did not display a weapon.

Gericke was given an unknown amount of money and he left the bank. Police say he may have been driving an early 2000 year style Ford Explorer; grey in color with brown trim.

Gericke is described as 5’6″, with a full beard, wearing a black toboggan, black jacket and a grey zipped hoodie at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information about the reported incident is asked to contact the Winston-Salem Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800.


  • Jason Hiatt says:

    No mask? Come on dude at least some aviators

    • Cripes A Mighty says:

      After enlarging the photo, he does have sunglasses pushed up above his brow but it is hard to see since the cap and glasses are both black. Would not have mattered anyway because his friends will give him up for a reward if there is one.

  • vickie says:

    It’s obvious he wants to be caught and supported by the taxpayers as he made no effort to conceal his identity!!!!!

  • FaithC says:

    If someone walked into a bank and did not display a weapon, and did not make a threat, but just give the teller a note saying I want money please…is that really robbing the bank? I wonder?
    Could someone just say I asked and she just gave it to me. Would that not make the teller in the wrong? I wonder how that would work in court?

  • orange says:

    Faith, you are an idiot. Note or gun, robbery is robbery. You don;t jeopardize the lives of others by asking a criminal if the weapon is real. #frigginmoron

  • Dis why i aint gonna rob banks i got my ho’s

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